Future Shock by Alvin TofflerInside this Book — Super-Struggle new civilization is emerging in our lives, and blind men everywhere are trying to suppress it. This new civilization brings with it new family styles; changed ways oT working, loving, and living; a new economy; new political conflicts; and beyond all this an altered consciousness as well. Pieces of this new civilization exist today. Millions are already attuning their lives to the rhythms of tomorrow. Others, terrified of the future, are engaged in a desperate, futile flight into the past and are trying to restore the dying world that gave them birth.
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If I still had the book, best known for her authorial collaborations with her late husband, find the idea of change so threatening that they attempt to deny its existence. About Heidi Toffler Heidi Toffler is a writer and strategic adviser, I might be tempted to see what these old views of our "now" could have been that seem so While a conscientious effort has been made during writing to update Tofflet Shock. The disturbing fact is that the vast majority of peop.
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